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Kevin Burnett
OLB #56
Height:
6-3
Weight:
240
College:
Tennessee
Hometown:
Inglewood, CA
Experience:
8

Biography

FINS FACT
Kevin races remote-controlled cars competitively and has a custom-built track in the back yard of his San Diego home. He also competes at the Revelation Raceway in Ontario, Calif. and at Thunder Alley in Beaumont, Texas. His interest in RC Racing began after his wife, Maia, bought him a couple of cars for Christmas. He now has a racing garage with more than 20 cars.

FINS FACT
Kevin races remote-controlled cars competitively and has a custom-built track in the back yard of his San Diego home. He also competes at the Revelation Raceway in Ontario, Calif. and at Thunder Alley in Beaumont, Texas. His interest in RC Racing began after his wife, Maia, bought him a couple of cars for Christmas. He now has a racing garage with more than 20 cars.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Signed with the Dolphins as an unrestricted free agent from the Chargers on July 30, 2011 . . . Signed two-year contract with San Diego on March 12, 2009 . . . Signed with the Cowboys on July 30, 2005 . . . Was a second-round pick by Dallas (42nd overall) in 2005. 

PRO
2010 - Started all 16 games at inside linebacker for the Chargers . . . San Diego led the NFL in total defense and pass defense, while ranking fourth against the run . . . Finished with 95 tackles (80 solo) . . . Also forced two fumbles, intercepted two passes and had a career-high six sacks, which tied for third on the team . . . Had five tackles, and interception and recovered a fumble vs. Jacksonville (9/19) . . . Posted a team-high nine tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble vs. Arizona (10/3) . . . Had two sacks at Oakland (10/10) . . . Helped the Chargers seal a road victory at Indianapolis (11/28) with 10 tackles and a 29-yard interception off of Peyton Manning which he returned for a touchdown . . . Joined Ty Law as the only players to ever return two INTs vs. Manning for TDs.

2009 - Played in 11 games with seven starts . . . Finished with 66 tackles (49 solo), 2.5 sacks and a pass defensed . . . Had a season-high 14 tackles vs. Miami (9/27) . . . Ended Dolphins’ first drive with third-down pass defensed and six-yard sack on next possession . . . Posted season-high 1.5 sacks at Denver (11/22) . . . Earned a game ball following for his efforts vs. Philadelphia (11/15) as he set up Chargers’ first touchdown by forcing a three-and-out with third-down tackle for loss . . . Later helped force a field goal with first and third-down stops on goal-to-go plays from one.

2008 - Played in all 16 games with two starts for Dallas . . . Finished with 38 tackles (29 solo), two sacks and three passes defensed . . . Posted a season-high four special teams tackles vs. Washington (9/28

2007 - Played in 16 games with two starts . . . Finished season with 53 tackles (46 solo), two passes defensed and a forced fumble . . . Had a season-high nine tackles along with season-high three special teams tackles at N.Y. Giants (11/11).

2006 - Played in all 16 games . . . Finished with 40 tackles (29 solo), a sack and an interception returned for a touchdown . . . Also had two forced fumbles . . . Posted a 39-yard touchdown return off Peyton Manning in win over previously unbeaten Indianapolis (11/19) . . . Had a team-high three special teams tackles in Wild Card playoff at Seattle (1/6/07).

2005 - Played in 13 games . . . Finished with 17 tackles (13 solo) and a sack . . . Was inactive for the first two weeks of the season after having surgery on left knee on September 8 . . . Recorded season-high three special teams tackles at Carolina (12/24) . . . Placed on Injured Reserve on December 29 after tearing right ACL in practice on December 28.

COLLEGE
Was an All-America and two-time All-SEC at Tennessee . . . Was a semi-finalist for Butkus and Nagurski Awards as a senior in 2004 . . . Tore left ACL in 2002 season opener and spent year as medical redshirt . . . Was a Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll member in 2002 and '03 . . . Named to the SEC and AFCA Good Works teams in 2003 . . . Earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sports management.

PERSONAL
Married (Maia), couple has two sons,  Kamurhan and Kevin III, and a daughter, Kaihler . . . Attended Dominguez High School in Compton, Calif . . . Named as an All-America, all-state and all-conference safety and running back . . . Led school to state playoffs in 1998 and '99 . . . Burnett and Maia oversee the Kevin Burnett Foundation, which supports literacy and education . . . It offers educational opportunities for lower-income families and a mentor element for children who have grown up in single-parent homes . . . His foundation works with children and families in San Diego, Los Angeles and Dallas . . . An outstanding student and an astute writer, Burnett is currently authoring two marriage books for young couples . . . Younger brother, Kealin, is a senior starting linebacker at the University of Nevada . . . Born in Inglewood, Calif.

Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 136 628 491 137 20 0 24 5 3 104 -- 39
2013 OAK 16 105 83 22 2.5 -- 4 1 0 0 -- 0
2012 MIA 16 110 80 30 2.5 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIA 16 106 84 22 2.5 0 3 1 1 34 34 34
2010 SD 16 95 80 15 6 0 5 2 1 31 15.5 29
2009 SD 11 66 49 17 2.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2008 DAL 16 38 29 9 2 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2007 DAL 16 53 46 7 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2006 DAL 16 38 27 11 1 0 1 1 1 39 39 39
2005 DAL 13 17 13 4 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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